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Energy-intensives must 'play a key part in low-carbon economy' - CBI

The CBI commented on the publication of ‘Reducing the UK’s carbon footprint and managing competitiveness risks’ – the latest report by the Committee on Climate Change:

Rhian Kelly, CBI Director for Business Environment policy, said:

“The report recognises the risks energy-intensive industries face to stay internationally competitive as a result of new energy and climate change policies, and underlines the need for support. This is crucial to allow these companies to play a key part in our low-carbon economy.

“The Government has the building blocks in place, but they must now follow through on their commitments to shield energy-intensive industries from new energy costs beyond this spending period and by providing exemptions from the Electricity Market Reforms.”

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